Beautycounter is a pretty new-to-me brand. I am honestly not sure how long it’s been around for, but I first heard of it a few months ago when I got a Beautycounter Cleansing Balm in a subscription box. I immediately fell in love with the modern, pretty packaging and the product itself preformed really well.
Upon further researching the brand, I learned that their goal is to create “safe” products- products that aren’t hazardous to your health. One of my goals this year was to be more conscious of the ingredients in my skincare products, and choose products that were better for me, so Beautycounter is definitely a great place to start.
Let’s start with the Beautycounter Soothing Face Wash (no longer available but the Rejuvenating Face Cleanser sounds very similar). It contains apricot kernel oil and cranberry and raspberry seed oils which help to protect against free radicals that can cause damage to your skin. I feel like my dry skin is a pretty good judge of a face wash that claims to be soothing, and my skin loves this product. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight after washing, but does make it feel nice and clean. At $43, I’m not sure that I would repurchase as there are other cleansers that work similarly for less, but I will miss this one when I’m finished it.
The Beautycounter Uplifting Day Cream (no longer available, but the Rejuvenating Day Cream sounds like a good alternative) is a really nice lightweight moisturizer. It contains both natural oils and fruit extracts to hydrate and brighten skin. It’s not something I reach for when my skin is feeling particularly dehydrated as it is fairly light, but I love using this right before applying my makeup as it’s very quick to absorb and doesn’t leave a heavy or sticky residue on the skin. I absolutely love the smell of this- it’s a very, very light, fresh fragrance- nothing overpowering in the slightest! My only wish for this moisturizer is that it contained SPF, but it’s not the end of the world to have to use a separate sunscreen as well.
And now for my favorite product of them all, the Beautycounter Rosewater Uplifting Spray. I am a sucker for facial mists of any sort, and this is one I’m more than happy to have in my collection. It is a toning spray made with organic rose essence, purified water and sodium hyaluronate (the salt form of hyaluronic acid, which is great for adding moisture to your skin).
This also has a very fresh, light scent to it- a little bit floral, but only barely. It makes my skin feel super fresh and I like to use it after I’ve applied my foundation, as it helps the powder products to set into my skin and make it look less powdery. I do still use an additional setting spray when I’m done everything, though, because this doesn’t help with the staying power of my makeup at all. I would definitely consider repurchasing this!
Through the Beautycounter website, I also discovered the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics database, which is a rating system for over 61,000 based on their ingredients and how hazardous they are to your health. I’m definitely going to take some time to go through my skincare drawer and check ratings on everything to weed out what I want to pass on trying after discovering this! I was definitely impressed to see that all three of these Beautycounter products had an EWG Skin Deep rating of 1 or 2, with 1 being the lowest possible score on the scale.
Have you tried anything from Beautycounter’s skincare line?